If you love beachy furniture, you’re going to want to find out how Aubrey from Luscious & Lively transformed this side table with Hula Hoop and White Wax to give it a coastal vibe!

I love living on Vancouver Island. After being in Southern Alberta for 12 years, I am really enjoying being close to the ocean…not to mention the much milder winters!

Being in a city so close to the ocean, I feel a pull towards a more “beachy” decor. I still love farmhouse, so I try to create styles that play nicely with both.

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A great way to get that seaside feel is dry brushing. It creates some extra depth, and that driftwood colour scheme. I also loves how dry brushing really makes embossed or carved details pop on a piece!

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This table was a glossy laminate, so I made sureq to use primer for extra adhesion. Then I painted the entire piece with Country Chic All-In-One Decor Paint in Hula Hoop, a beautiful muted greige. After two coats, I very lightly dry brushed the flat surfaces with All-In-One Decor Paint in Rocky Mountain.. The embossed details were dry brushed with a slightly heavier hand.

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Then to make it all blend, and to tone down any harsh contrast, I waxed the entire piece with Country Chic Paint White Wax.

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Although I normally prefer solid wood pieces to paint, many of us have these mass-produced pieces in our homes. Country Chic products let you upgrade even basic furniture.

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So what is your favourite style of furniture? Do beach or farmhouse styles feel like home to you?


Aubrey {Luscious & Lively}

Luscious and Lively was borne of a desire to have a beautiful home that reflects my own personal style and creativity…without breaking the budget. A mix of home decor, DIY and delicious recipes, Luscious and Lively is a place where I can share my latest projects with anyone who wishes to drop by!

I live pretty close to the home base of Country Chic Paint, on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia. My home is a cozy space shared with family, friends, and my high-needs dachshund, Kiely. I love to update it with refinished furniture, and one-of-a-kind finds from thrift stores and flea markets.

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